Friday, May 22, 2009

Untamed (House of Night, Book 4) by P.C. and Kristin Cast (4/5 stars)

This is the fourth book in the House of Night series and was by far the best book of the series. It is the only book in the series so far that I have felt comfortable saying I really liked it and enjoyed the story.

With the murders of the teachers in the third book things are beginning to come to a head in this book. Zoey is out of boyfriends, so to speak, so of course she is absolutely enchanted by the new kid in school, Stark. With Stevie Rae somewhat her normal self, she takes a back seat in this story but still plays a few big parts as a new type of vampire. The mythos developed in this story around the evil Nefertiti was engaging and very interesting. Nefertiti is here in all her evil glory; and man is she evil.

Zoey without boyfriends is awesome because Zoey is actually focused on the actual plot and this makes for a way more interesting book than the last one was. So, for everyone who hung on with the series despite the barely okay third book, you are rewarded in this book. Things really come to a climax in this book; it makes me extremely grateful that I have book 5 on hand. Things pretty much end in the middle of everything and if you had to wait for the 5th book to come out you would be pulling your hair out.

So, all in all, this was a great book. I hope that things continue to be as good in the fifth book. I love the characters; the writing quality is still mediocre at best, but it is a fun and quick read.


  1. Courtney from PBSMay 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    I was really pleased with this book as well. Unfortunately, I REALLY disliked #5. I hope that the next is more focused.

    I love your reviews, BTW! Great job!

  2. Hi Courtney!

    Glad you liked my review :-) Thanks for visiting my blog.

    I am half-way through book 5 and I am soooo disappointed...I am having the hardest time finishing it. it just doesn't seem like much is happening. I am also really, really sick of listening to Zoey whine about her guy "issues".

    This series is so hit and miss. Hopefully book 6 *is* better.

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